Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


An unusually mild August.
A month of two halves; cold & dry to start, then wet & warm.
Dry in the northeast North Island, and also south Canterbury.
National Climate Summary – May 2012: Dry over the South Island; generally sunny & cool.
National Climate Summary – April 2012: Anticyclones abound – dry & sunny for most.
National Climate Summary – March 2012: Continuing cool.
National Climate Summary – February 2012: Extremely cloudy. Cool in eastern areas.
National Climate Summary – January 2012: Unusually cool.
National Climate Summary – December 2011: Wet over North Island and northern South Island.
National Climate Summary – November 2011: Extremely dry north of Taupo; wet over South Island.
National Climate Summary – October 2011: Wet and cloudy for many regions; easterlies prevail.
National Climate Summary – September 2011: Dry, sunny and cool start to spring.
National Climate Summary – August 2011: Snow & sunshine - very dry in north & west.
Lows anchored south of country; freezing polar blast.
The 3rd-warmest June on record, and very gloomy.
Warmest May on record.
Record April rainfall for Hawkes Bay, and cool conditions in eastern areas of both islands.
A mixed-bag start to autumn.
A tale of two islands.
Tropical visitors produce wild weather.

Warm with a sting in the tail

Highs and dryness dominate for second month

Spectacularly sunny and very dry in most areas

Wet and wild westerlies